Writer and Director
Ward Serrill is an award-winning director of The Heart of the Game, released by Disney/Miramax to wide critical acclaim. Ebert and Roeper called it “An Oscar level piece of work.” His feature Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound is in worldwide release.
He has created over 90 short films on education, the environment and art including Building One House with Robert Redford and Wild America with Sissy Spacek. He produced 50 films for Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions on education reform and Something in the Water a documentary on Seattle’s music scene for PBS.
His work has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and been reviewed by Jay Leno, Good Morning America, People Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and many others.
Rocky Friedman has been managing the 1907 Rose Theatre in Port Townsend’s National Historic District for 27 years. At the time of its restoration in 1992, it was recognized by the Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation as the last surviving Nickelodeon in the state. A second screen, the Rosebud Cinema was added in 1995.
The Rose has been presenting independent and Hollywood films, including documentaries, foreign, classics, and programming from the Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre of London and the Bolshoi Ballet. A third screen, The Starlight Room was added in 2013 in partnership with the Silverwater Café.
Friedman co-founded the Port Townsend Film Festival and the School of Athens Lecture Series. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Southern California Department of Cinema. The Bowmakers is his first film as a producer.
With a career spanning over twenty years, Susan has built a distinguished resume. She started her career in music at Island Records as the assistant to founder Chris Blackwell and eventually transitioned into artist management. Later she met director Robert Altman, which started her down the path of Music Supervision.
In 2017, Susan Jacobs was the winner of the first ever Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision for the HBO series Big Little Lies, season finale episode, “You Get What You Need.” She recently received three nominations for the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for her supervision work on Sharp Objects, I, Tonya and Big Little Lies – an award she has won in the past for David O. Russell’s film American Hustle, and has been nominated for two other times for the films Wild and Silver Linings Playbook.
She also has two Grammy nominations under her belt for Best Compilation Soundtrack for American Hustle and Little Miss Sunshine, as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound for the documentary film, Pecados de mi Padre.
Eric’s films have screened at Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), South by Southwest (SXSW), Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and many others around the world. These projects have received numerous awards and been acquired for distribution, both nationally and internationally, by Miramax, Dream Entertainment, Cinema Management Group, Off the Fence, Independent Lens, American Masters PBS, and Phase 4 Films.
Eric served as editor and co-writer for the documentary The Breach, which premiered at the Galway Film Festival, where it won best international feature documentary. He edited From the Sky, which premiered at SIFF 2014 and won the international humanitarian award at the Rhode Island Film Festival.
Eric edited Ward Serrill’s, Song of the New Earth, Leah Warshawski’s Finding Hillywood, Megan Griffiths’ Eden, which premiered at SXSW and won the audience award, along with 1st runner up for best film at SIFF, A Lot Like You, which premiered at SIFF, going on to win 6 best Doc awards and Ward Serrill’s The Heart of the Game which premiered at TIFF, distributed by Miramax, and heralded as “…an Oscar level piece of work” by film critics Ebert & Roeper.
Andrea Love is an independent stop motion animator and animation director based in Port Townsend. A life long lover of movies, Andrea received a BA from Hampshire College in 2010, with a concentration in video production and film studies. She is a self-taught animator, specializing in stop motion and needle felting. Andrea works from her home studio, where she builds wire armature puppets and three-dimensional worlds out of wool, wood and paper mache.
Over the past five years, Andrea has worked with several businesses and non profits including HansenCrafts, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking, and the Northwest Straits Foundation. Her short films have been screened at film festivals across the country including the Tribeca Film Festival and the LA shorts Fest.
The work she has done in her community earned her a nomination for the 2017 Young Professional of the Year Award from Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
Cynthia Lovelace Sears
Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr.
Sam and Berry Shoen
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